One benefit of summer was that each day we had more light to read by.Jeannette Walls
Indeed, if you ask me, I would pick reading over holidaying or backpacking, many times during summer vacation. As Mary Schmich has rightly pointed out, “Reading is a discount ticket to everywhere.” You can travel the entire world immersed in the pages of a good book without having to leave your seat. That is the power of books, of reading. It simply transports you beyond boundaries, without moving an inch. That is why we here at Booxoul thought of coming up with the 10 book recommendations for teens this summer vacation as we know a good book can take you miles.
- Harry Potter Series by J K Rowling
- To Kill A Mockingbird by Harper Lee
- The Lord of The Rings by J R R Tolkien
- Paper Towns by John Green
- Howl’s Moving Castle by Diana Wynne Jones
- Vampire Academy Series by Richelle Mead
- Miss Peregrine’s Home for Peculiar Children by Ransom Rigg
- The Princess Diaries Series by Meg Cabot
- The Book Thief by Markus Zusak
- The Perks Of Being A Wallflower by Stephen Chbosky
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Even if you may decide to travel this season you can surely accommodate and carry a book. Reading, I feel is something that needs to be incorporated, right from an early age. Thanks to overexposure to gadgets and technology, especially during pandemic times, has led both our children as well as teens to resort to technology and AI for entertainment. Hence, now it becomes even more important to inculcate the habit of reading, especially amongst teens as they are on the cusp of something that demands good value inculcation. Thus, we here at Booxoul thought let us start by giving you the list of the 10 perfect book reading recommendations for teens this summer vacation. This list intends to not only provide the correct reading list in terms of indulgence and entertainment but also provide much bigger takeaways in terms of the perfect value system for their growing age group.
So, straight into it then. Your 10 book recommendations for teens this summer vacation are sorted as follows:
Harry Potter Series by J K Rowling
What better title to start than the mother of all popular sagas. Harry Potter, which is a cult by itself for ages has been one of the most popular series read and retained by millions of readers across the globe. The story of a wizard defeating his nemesis, overcoming dark magic and thwarting all evil is something everybody including teens want to read.
For me, the USP of this particular series is the sheer brilliance of the plot, the relatability with the characters as well as the unique, magical world Rowling has managed to build, create and expand through her writing. Be it 7 or 70, every single person has loved it and will continue to love it for the rest of their lives. Quidditch, Hogwarts, Voldemort, Harry, Ron and Hermione, (not to forget Dumbledore) will be a part of our lives forever, till the end of time. The brilliant confluence of fiction and fantasy with possibly all elements make up for a fantastic read.
To Kill A Mockingbird by Harper Lee
A novel depicting the true crisis of conscience, this one is compassionate, dramatic as well as deeply moving. Taking its readers on a ride to experiencing innocence, cruelty, hatred, humour as well as the apathy of human behaviour, this one is a masterpiece of American literature.
For me, this one started out as a tale in the sleepy, small town of Alabama culminating into something much more specific, purpose-oriented, what with the entire racial focal points embedded in the narrative making it an amazingly powerful read.
The Lord of The Rings by J R R Tolkien
This one surely needs no introduction as it is one of the most sought-after epic, fantasy novels of our times. An adventure full of peril and strife, this one is great, boasting of fantasy that even today, stands tall with the highest possible esteem amongst its peers.
A rich, illustrative fantasy masterpiece that is long yet phenomenal, tiring yet sobering, alluring and adventurous, gosh this one is simply a chasm you must douse yourself in, time and again!
Paper Towns by John Green
A novel which is a coming of age about a protagonist called Quentin “Q” Jacobsen and his search for Margo Spiegelman, his childhood sweetheart. Written primarily for an audience of young adults, this one is sure to appeal, especially to the teens, perplexing them as well as humouring them. Go for this one if you liked reading “The fault in our stars “or even “Looking for Alaska.”
Howl’s Moving Castle by Diana Wynne Jones
A magical tale is as enchanting as it is enigmatic. This one is the story of Sophie who is able to talk life into inanimate objects. What transpires in her life hereon happens to form the rest of the story. Get upon the adventure alongside her if you are in the mood for magic with a touche’ of spellbinding mystique.
Vampire Academy Series by Richelle Mead
This one surely adorns the library of many, I’d say. The vampire ideas, the story, the characters of Rose and Lissa, come jump into the saga which is a series that will make you get hooked on it, pushing you into a nook with itself.
Miss Peregrine’s Home for Peculiar Children by Ransom Rigg
This is surely a wonderful title for teens who love dark, magical stories. A tense, moving yet wondrously strange novel this one surely moves between fantasy and reality pretty deftly. The prose and the photography used are well poised to create a terrifying yet enchanting effect.
A good title for fans of the Harry Potter series looking out for more interesting magic to indulge in.
The Princess Diaries Series by Meg Cabot
A series of epistolary young adult novels written, this one revolves around Amelia ‘Mia’, a teenager who discovers that she is the princess of a small European place called Genovia. The book follows her struggle as she juggles this new identity.
Containing popular cultural references from the 2000s, this one is highly lauded for its finesse.
The Book Thief by Markus Zusak
Set in World War II, this one tells the story of Liesel, a young orphan who arrives at her new house with her foster parents, where her love for books begins to grow. What follows forms the core of the story which I shall not reveal here.
Go read this one if you want to revel in that magnificent feeling of books having the ability to feed the soul even in the darkest of times. This one was translated into 63 languages and also into a major motion picture.
The Perks Of Being A Wallflower by Stephen Chbosky
Ok, to be honest, this one is for 16 and up. This one revolves around a young introvert boy called Charlie and a series of letters written by him to an anonymous person mentioning his experiences. A story high on drama, emotions, friendship, love this one is an Editor’s pick through and through.
So, these were 10 book recommendations for teens this summer vacation by Booxoul. Hope you liked reading this compilation as much as we enjoyed getting this for you.
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